The secret to dancing…

13 Oct

A very famous modern dance teacher was once asked the secret behind her dancing. She replied, “the secret to dancing is that it’s about everything except dancing.”

Do I need to explain? The moment you concentrate on “technique” you lose sight of the very reason you loved dancing in the first place. Dancing is about emotion, passion, expression… LIFE.

The secret to film-making is that is about everything except film-making. The secret to acting is that it is about everything except acting. The secret to business is that it is about everything except business.

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6 Responses to “The secret to dancing…”

  1. drtombibey January 30, 2010 at 5:45 am #

    I posted some thoughts on dancing today.

    Dr. B

    drtombibey.wordpress.com

  2. Ray Onativia October 14, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    Geoff, you make a great point here and you’re absolutely right.

    When I write, the thing I think about the least is what kind of technique I will use. I think about what kind of mark I want to leave on the reader.

    Whether it be the dancer, the film maker or the business man, each wants to leave a mark on his/her profession that is a lasting and emotional one. When they each look back at their achievements, they want to say that they made people feel.

    • geofftalbot October 14, 2009 at 10:14 pm #

      Hey thanks Ray… thats very insightful. It is all about the language of the heart I guess….

  3. Mélanie Hope October 14, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    I like that theory, especially for business. For me, though, the secret to dancing is not to bonk into anyone next to me…

  4. noemi October 14, 2009 at 12:27 am #

    Amen!

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